There are 12 ways to get from London to Athlone by plane, train, tram, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly London City to Dublin, train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dublin (DUB) LCY - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Athlone

$87 - $281

Cheapest option

Train to London Luton, fly to Knock, train  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Knock (NOC) LTN - NOC
  3. Take the train from Claremorris to Athlone

$72 - $247

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Fly London Heathrow to Dublin, train  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) LHR - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Athlone

$105 - $303

Fly London Gatwick to Dublin, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Dublin (DUB) LGW - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Athlone

$73 - $231

Fly London Stansted to Dublin, tram, train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Dublin (DUB) STN - DUB
  2. Take the tram from The Point Luas Stop to Heuston Luas Stop
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Athlone

$79 - $221

Train to Southend, fly to Dublin, train  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Dublin (DUB) SEN - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Athlone

$136 - $471

Fly London Heathrow to Shannon, bus, train  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Shannon (SNN) LHR - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Galway to Athlone

$122 - $389

Fly London City to Shannon, bus, train  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Shannon (SNN) LCY - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Galway to Athlone

$224 - $1,047

Train, car ferry via Holyhead  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Chester
  2. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  4. Take the train from Heuston to Athlone

$214 - $348

Train, car ferry  •  13 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
  3. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Dublin
  4. Take the train from Heuston to Athlone

$193 - $365

Train, bus and ferry  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Athlone

$119 - $175

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Drive from London to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Drive from Dublin to Athlone

$116 - $156

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Athlone is to fly and tram and train which costs £60 - £170 and takes 7 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Athlone is to fly and train which costs £80 - £230 and takes 6 h 41 min.

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The distance between London and Athlone is 357 miles.

The best way to get from London to Athlone without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 11 h 38 min and costs £160 - £270.

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It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to get from London to Athlone, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Aer Lingus, Flybe, British Airways and CityJet offer flights from London City Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Athlone. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs £3 - £4.

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Map of how to get from London to Athlone.
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  • Distance: 357 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 48 min

What companies run services between London, England and Athlone, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from London to Athlone. However, you can take the train to London City Airport DLR Station, take the walk to London City airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, take the bus to The 3Arena, take the walk to The Point Luas Stop, take the tram to Heuston Luas Stop, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Athlone. Alternatively, you can take the train to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, take the bus to The 3Arena, take the walk to The Point Luas Stop, take the tram to Heuston Luas Stop, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Athlone.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from London City to Dublin via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from London City to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $210
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $190
Flights from London Luton to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
CityJet
Website
cityjet.com
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Dublin via Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Athlone
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Galway to Athlone
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Claremorris to Athlone
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
irishrail.ie
Luas
Website
luas.ie
Tram from The Point Luas Stop to Heuston Luas Stop
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
luas.ie
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44
car
$118
Passenger
$42
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Single offer
$35
Standard fare
$62

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